Risk Management

GEAPS Exchange 2023: Dust Explosions, Dryer Fires and Emergency Responders

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Speaker: Jess McCluer

Session Description

Update on how to prevent grain dryer fires and dust explosions by having an emergency plan in place.

Speaker for this session is Jess McCluer.

Meet The Speaker

Jess McCluer

Vice President, Saftey and Regulatory Affairs


Jess McCluer is vice president of safety and regulatory affairs for National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA). He is responsible for directing and managing the NGFA’s wide-ranging operations programs for grain elevators, feed mills and grain processing plants.  This includes NGFA’s activities regarding employee safety and industrial health, environmental issues, grain-handling facility design and equipment, grain inspection and weighing issues, grain and feed quality, crop technology and agroterrorism/facility security related issues.
McCluer also serves as chair on the board of directors for the Agricultural Safety and Health Council of America (ASHCA) and is co-chair of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s (NIOSH) National Occupational Research Agenda Sector Council for Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing. The Journal of Agromedicine selected him as its 2021 “Leader in the Field.” The annual award is for those who have made significant contributions in agricultural safety and health practice, policy, and research.
Prior to joining NGFA in 2007, McCluer was a program analyst at OSHA’s Office of Outreach Services and Alliances.  McCluer is a native Texan who received his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University and his Masters of Arts from the George Washington University.